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Conservationists Fear Coyote-Wolf Trapping Ban May Creep to Island, Endangering Deer

posted Nov 21, 2016, 11:58 AM by chloe owens

8/17/16, by Michael Erskine, Manitoulin

Conservationists fear coyote-wolf trapping ban may creep to Island, endangering deer

Toronto – The province is seeking input on expanding a proposed ban on the hunting and trapping of coyotes and wolves to several units surrounding Killamey Park in order to help protect the threatened Algonquin wolf population. The proposals have sounded an alarm for the hunting and fishing organizations across the province and raised serious concerns among local trappers as well, but wolf protection groups are applauding the move…”…it will have a huge impact on the trappers in those areas,”…One of the few remaining lights in the depressed fur industry are the prices for coyote and wolf pelts, he noted, but aside from that “it is going to be an uphill battle for the deer and moose populations.”